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What's New in iOS 16.4 Beta

What's New in iOS 16.4 Beta

Posted February 16, 2023 at 7:05pm by iClarified
Apple just released the first betas of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, watchOS 9.4, and tvOS 16.4 to developers today.

Here's a look at all the changes we've spotted in iOS 16.4 beta so far.

Beta enrollment for iPhone and iPad
● Beginning with iOS & iPadOS 16.4 beta, members of the Apple Developer Program will see a new option to enable developer betas directly from Software Update in Settings. This new option will be automatically enabled on devices already enrolled in the program that update to the latest beta release. Your iPhone or iPad must be signed in with the same Apple ID you used to enroll in the Apple Developer Program in order to see this option in Settings. In future iOS and iPadOS releases, this new setting will be the way to enable developer betas and configuration profiles will no longer grant access. (101692915)

What's New in iOS 16.4 BetaWhat's New in iOS 16.4 Beta

● Both manual and automatic Software Update support is now available for Matter Accessories. (102727759)

Updates to Keyboards include:
● Support for new Unicode 15.0 Emoji.
● Autocorrect for the Korean keyboard is enabled by default for testing and feedback.
● Ukrainian keyboard now supports predictive text.
● Gujarati, Punjabi, and Urdu keyboards add support for transliteration layouts.
● New keyboard layouts are available for Choctaw and Chickasaw. (105243233)
What's New in iOS 16.4 Beta

Passkeys and Authentication Services
● Web browsers on iOS with the com.apple.developer.web-browser entitlement now have passkey AutoFill within their WKWebView. This capability works without requiring any code changes or needing to rebuild. (97576198)
● A new AuthorizationController API allows you to perform passkey and other types of authorization requests from SwiftUI views. (97576703)
● A new WebAuthenticationSession API allows you to perform OAuth and other types of web-based authentication flows from SwiftUI views. (101259868)

● Apple Pencil hover now provides Tilt and Azimuth support. (105412781)

Safari Web Extensions
● Added support for modifyHeaders action type for declarativeNetRequest rules. (71867709)
● Added support for browser.storage.session to store up to 10MB of data in-memory. (79283961)
● Added support for persistent content scripts via browser.scripting.registerContentScript, browser.scripting.getRegisteredContentScripts, browser.scripting.unregisterContentScripts, and scripting.updateContentScripts. (91261369)

● New StoreKit 2 APIs are available for promoted in-app purchases. Apps can receive promoted product purchase data from the App Store with PurchaseIntent.intentsand can manage promoted order and visibility with Product.PromotionInfo. (85321849)

● A family of new view modifiers lets you build even richer resizable sheet experience with SwiftUI. Use these new modifiers to make the view behind a sheet interactive, provide a translucent background, control scrolling and expansion behavior, and even adjust the corner radius of the sheet.

Focus Filters
● Always On Display system setting can now be configured with Focus Filters.
What's New in iOS 16.4 BetaWhat's New in iOS 16.4 Beta

● Coverage shown for your device and select Bluetooth paired devices in Settings > General > About > Coverage.
What's New in iOS 16.4 Beta

New 5G spectrum enabled for AT&T.

● Support for 5G Standalone (SA)

Apple Music
● Access to your profile from all tabs.
What's New in iOS 16.4 Beta

Web Push
Now with iOS and iPadOS 16.4 beta 1, we are adding support for Web Push to Home Screen web apps. Web Push makes it possible for web developers to send push notifications to their users through the use of Push API, Notifications API, and Service Workers all working together. A web app that has been added to the Home Screen can request permission to receive push notifications as long as that request is in response to direct user interaction — such as tapping on a 'subscribe' button provided by the web app. iOS or iPadOS will prompt the user to give the web app permission to send notifications. The user can then manage those permissions per web app in Notifications Settings — just like any other app on iPhone and iPad.

After having been removed in iOS 16.2, it's once again possible to upgrade your Home architecture in iOS 16.4 beta.

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